Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love gathering with friends and family to enjoy great food and give thanks. Through the years I’ve been experimenting with ways to make lighter Thanksgiving recipes that don’t sacrifice taste. Some of my favorite simple strategies for lightening up classic recipes include:
Substituting naturally lowfat buttermilk or Greek yogurt for butter in the mashed potatoes.
Slimming down the pie(s) by skipping one or both crusts or by making a light cookie or graham crumb layer instead of a traditional pie crust.
Using all or part whole-wheat bread and substituting chicken broth for most of the butter in the stuffing.
Skimming most of the fat from the turkey drippings before making gravy.
My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.
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